Meet our team

The Carbon Footprint Ltd team is highly experienced as well as energetic. They’re flexible and brimming with ideas to meet your business goals and generate a rapid and compelling return on investment. Providing a professional and personal service, our team is committed to providing you with responsive service to rapidly get your programme in shape.


John Buckley

Managing Director / Co Founder

John set up Carbon Footprint Ltd in 2005, and has managed the strategy and growth of the company since then. Prior to building Carbon Footprint Ltd, he spent 14 years in the space business, where he had been project manager for the build and launch of two disaster monitoring satellites, and later held a senior business development position. He has experience working in public sector and privately owned businesses. He is highly active in driving standards forward within the carbon offsetting industry and is a director for the Quality Assurance Standard (QAS). He is the author of 'CO2Zoo' - a corporate guide to carbon offsetting  and is frequently called upon to give keynote speeches at environmental events and media appearances. 

Key Qualifications: BEng(Hons) degree in Aerospace Engineering and MSc in Electromechanical Design

Wendy Buckley

Business Development Director / Co Founder

Originally trained in applied physics, Wendy is also a member of the Institute of Marketing (MCIM).  She has worked in public and private sector (including blue chips). She has held appointments with QinetiQ Group PLC, BG Group PLC, Oxford Instruments PLC and BOC/Linde Group AG in technical and managerial roles (including aerospace, sustainable energy and industrial gases/chemicals markets). She has won a number of business awards including being named overall winner of the  UK ‘Women on Their Way’ Business Awards. She is Chair Person of the Sustainable Business Network in North Hampshire and highly active in promoting learning to SMEs regarding sustainability.  

Key Qualifications: BSc(Hons) degree and Ph.D. in Physics

Chris Chant

Chairman / Director 

Chris has worked in a number of blue chip companies including BAE systems and Cubic Corporation, as a Managing Director, and has held several director positions within UK and USA industrial corporations.

Key Qualifications: Degree in Electronic electrical control and systems engineering and a Diploma in Environmental Strategy
 Becky Pattison

Senior Environmental Consultant 

Has over seven years of experience working in environmental management. She has worked with many organisations to help them calculate and reduce their carbon emissions including blue chip companies such as Hoover Candy Group and Logica. She is responsible for legislation and regulatory issues, and has also lead the implementation of environmental management systems and has helped many businesses successfully achieve ISO 14001 certification.

Key Qualifications: BSc (Hons) degree in Environmental Science

Katie Elmer

Senior Sustainability Consultant

Katie spent over fourteen years as an environmental and sustainability consultant, working on behalf of both private and public sector clients, and leading multi-disciplinary teams.  Katie's experience is across a diverse number of areas, including, designing and implementing Environmental Management Systems and Quality Assurance Systems (ISO 14001; EMAS; and ISO 9000 respectively); Environmental, Waste and Energy auditing; Sustainability Strategy; Sustainability and Environmental Policy Research; Green Skills Evaluations; Sustainable Master Planning and Energy Strategy; and Many apsects of Environmental Planning. Katie is a member of the Energy Managers Association (EMA) and an Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Lead Assessor.

Key Qualifications: BSc (hons) and MSc in Geography, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Iain Forsyth

Environmental Consultant

Iain has a thorough grounding in the science behind climate change and its impacts, and has extensive experience in numerical modelling and data analysis. He has worked with many companies to help them understand and successfully reduce their environmental impact and has led the development of a carbon calculator tool for the film distribution industry.

Key Qualifications: BSc(Hons) in Geology with Physical Geography and MSc in Geological and Environmental Hazards

Georgina Whitlock

Environmental Consultant 

Georgina's main interests are in sustainability, energy and water use in buildings, environmental management and environmental auditing. She has experience in conducting environmental, waste and water audits, as well as experience and knowledge in setting up environmental management systems to ISO14001 standard.

Key Qualifications: MEnvSci(Hons) degree in Environmental Science

Hayley Maynard

Environmental Consultant 

Hayley has a background knowledge of environmental management and management systems. She is interested in developing energy efficiency and sustainability to help companies reduce their environmental impact and achieve business benefits. She has experience in conducting energy and waste audits.

Key Qualifications: BSc(Hons) Environmental Science
  2013_11_rp_3.png  Russel Pearce

Consultant Engineer

Russel has spent over twenty years working in the built environment as a building services engineer and energy efficiency consultant. He has experience of working in the public and private sector and held senior technical appointments with several engineering companies including Dalkia ETS, Satchwell Controls and Energys Group. He has worked with many commercial and industrial organisations to help identify, quantify and implement carbon reduction programmes. Russel is a Carbon Trust accredited consultant, registered CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant, certified to produce Display Energy Certificates (DECs) and also an ESOS Lead Assessor.

Key Qualifications: Degree in Environmental Science and HNC in electrical engineering
   2013_11_at_1.png Andrew Taylor

Software Consultant

Andrew specialises in developing systems to collate and monitor data ready for an organisation’s sustainability reporting with particular emphasis on Energy and Water management. The systems developed by Andrew are inline with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) requirements.

Key Qualifications: BSc(Hons) in Environmental Sciences

Mburu Waiganjo

Project Coordinator

Mburu has been doing Humanitarian work with the Kenya Red Cross Society as well as doing community development projects with various Community Based Organisations in Kenya. He has also worked as the Secretary, Supervisory Committee of Limuru Dairy Farmers Cooperative Society. He founded Esconet in 2005 following a peace building mission in 2004. He has been its Coordinator since.

Key Qualifications: BSc. in Mathematics and Chemistry (University of Nairobi)
Occupational First Aid Instructor, Kenya Red Cross Society

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